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Marc Victor Leaving ‘Today’ Show, Will Oversee New Production Unit

Marc Victor who has been the “Today” show’s lead booker and senior producer of the third hour, is leaving the show after seven years.

Victor will oversee the newly-named TOMORROW productions, which is a division of Peacock Productions. NBC says the unit will focus on the “Today” show’s content and talent, developing new programming for broadcast, cable and syndication. Victor has overseen the development of the “Money 911,” “Steals & Deals” and “The Professionals” segments for the 9am hour.

Insiders tell us there had been outside interest for Victor’s services, including from ABC News. This new development deal keeps him at NBC for some time.

Before joining “Today” in 2005, Victor worked on several talk shows including “Maury,” “Jenny Jones” and “Gordon Elliott.”

Matt Zimmerman will now oversee the booking department at “Today,” while 8am senior producer Debbie Kosofsky will add oversight of the third hour. An insider tells TVNewser the show will be looking to ramp up the booking department in the coming months.

It’s not known if Victor will also be leaving the “Today” summer softball team. If he does, they’ll be losing an ace pitcher.

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NBC’s ‘Today’ Clobbers ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ 15-0 at Annual Softball Showdown

There is no sugarcoating it. ABC’s “Good Morning America” got walloped by NBC’s “Today” at the annual softball matchup in Central Park’s Great Lawn.

The sweltering heat (over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Central Park) didn’t stop “Today” from clobbering the ball all over field four, beating “GMA” 15-0. The winning team is pictured right.

So who was the MVP? According to NBC correspondent Peter Alexander, Natalie Morales deserves the trophy after sliding home to avoid a tag:

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Meet the People Who Introduce You to Unusual or Famous People

The Hollywood Reporter‘s Marisa Guthrie profiles some of the most important people in news that you have probably never heard of: bookers.

Bookers spend their days trying to secure guests for network morning shows, daytime talk shows or late night comedy programs. Celebrities, people in the news, guests with unusual talents, all are fair game.

Among those profiled: NBC “Today” booker Marc Victor, “The View” talent executive Donald Berman, CBS “Early Show” senior broadcast producer Tom Mazzarelli and the ABC “Good Morning America” team of Patty Neger and Santina Leuci.

Check out the entire THR item, here.